Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
. i think it's fermented a -- you know, an environment that's become increasingly uncivil. >> all right. we have exhausted this subject. i want to move on quickly and i don't have a lot of time. i want to talk about you said the president seemed antagonistic and other people say the president is more confident now and has really come into his own in the second term. she said antagonistic. do you see antagonistic or more confident now? >> i think there's some big things the country has to do for gun reform, for example. big things that the president -- he has to do. he has to be strong and show leadership to get these things done. you know, republicans are ready to come out and say they don't want to have anything to do with it. so as a leader, he's got to sort of pull together the country, go to the people, organize and get this thing done. he can't wait for congress to -- wait for congress to do it. he's got to try to get as much done as he possibly can. >> i think he's both things, more confident and maybe more antagonistic. maybe more antagonistic because he is more confident.
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
deficits, and also to deal with our trade deficits, and create an environment where the businesses can grow in the united states. the most important thing is we come together with a comprehensive solution, not just working one piece or the other, but a comprehensive solution where we can start to grow the economy again for everybody. >> but the order in which we do things matters. first, raise the debt ceiling, allowing america to pay for its bills that it already racked up. then come up with a longer term plan that could put us back in fiscal good health. america's ability to meet its obligations should not be held hostage to an agreement on spending cuts. >>> retail sales went up by half a percentage in december. cars saw the biggest gain, jumping 1.8% at dealerships. other stores that see sales go up during the holiday season, like clothing and electronics, barely saw gains. while sales are expected to increase in 2013, it is slow going for now. for one thing, americans are getting a little less in their paycheck, now that the payroll tax holiday has ended. and a little less money means